Wheel Throwing

8 Mondays, June 7 - July 26, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Amy Sciongay

8 Tuesdays, June 8 - July 27, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Pedro Centeno

8 Wednesday, June 9 - July 28, 2021
12:00 - 2:30 PM or 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Pedro Centeno

8 Thursday, June 10 - July 29, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Pedro Centeno

Location: Studio 2A
Tuition: $310 Non-Members / $280 Members includes glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs of clay payable to the instructor or with registration: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Learn a variety of wheel throwing techniques to make both functional and decorative pieces. Beginner students will learn the fundamentals of throwing and working with clay on the wheel. More experienced students will be challenged with learning to throw more complex forms and vessels. Decorating, altering, and finishing techniques will also be taught.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio


Materials
Download materials list here
• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels

Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you’re going to get dirty).


About the Instructors

Pedro Centeno is the owner of the Junkpot Studio, located at FVAC studio 5A. Pedro and his wife Naomi create work that is inspired by their love of vintage and industrial design. Pedro loves to build and make forms, while Naomi loves to draw and paint. Visit Pedro's website.

Amy Sciongay is a practicing ceramic artist from New Britain, CT. She creates both function wheel-thrown pottery and decorative wall hanging sculptures. Her work combines texture, color, and textiles to create unique and playful artwork, perfect for everyday life and home. Amy graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BA in Ceramics in 2017 & in 2020 with a post-baccalaureate teaching certification in Art Education. Currently, Amy teaches Middle School Art in Glastonbury, CT. Sciongay has exhibited in several galleries and group shows such as CCSU Art Gallery, MCC on Main Gallery, Hartford Open Studios, and The Wadsworth Atheneum.